Megumi of Japan is studying Business at Moraine Valley Community College
Why did you decide to study in the USA?
Because I wanted to study English & Business at the same time.
Business, Engineering, English Language (ESL)
Moraine Valley Community College is a public community college in Palos Hills, Illinois. Located in the Cook County Forest Preserves, the school has train access to downtown Chicago and is a 30-minute car ride from the city center.
With 17,000 students, Moraine Valley is the second largest community college in Illinois and has international students from more than 40 different countries. Despite a large student body, students enjoy small-class sizes and one-on-one interaction from dedicated faculty members. Students are given the opportunity transfer to top universities in Illinois and the United States and enjoy the benefit of discounted tuition rates and guaranteed admission agreements.
Moraine Valley Community College is a 2-year institution. We offer Associates in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.), Associate in Engineering Science, and Associate in Science (A.S.) transfer degree programs for students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree. Students complete the first two years -- or approximately 62 to 65 credit hours -- of a bachelor’s degree at Moraine Valley and then transfer to a 4-year institution to continue their studies in the specific areas of their major.
The Associate in Science (A.S.) program is a recommended pathway for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree who elect to complete the first two years of their degree at Moraine Valley. This degree is recommended for students who plan to major in a science-related discipline such as biology, chemistry, computer science, dentistry, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, medical technology, nursing, pharmacology, occupational and physical therapy, physics, and veterinary medicine. They are also for transfer business majors such as accounting, business administration, finance, human resources, marketing, and management.
The Associate in Arts (A.A.) and (A.F.A.) programs are recommended pathways for students pursuing Bachelor of Art or Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees who elect to complete the first two years of their degree at Moraine Valley. This degree is inteded for students who plan to major in disciplines such as art, business, criminal justice, education, English, foreign language, geography, history, law, music, philosophy, physical education, political science, psychology, sociology, social work, speech and theater.
This program is a recommended pathway for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree who elect to complete the first two years of their engineering degree at Moraine Valley. By doing so, students can earn an Associate in Engineering Science (A.E.S.) degree. The program is suitable for all engineering majors, including but not limited to aerospace, agricultural and biological, architectural, chemical, civil, computer, computer science, electrical, energy management, engineering mechanics, engineering physics, general, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, and systems engineering.
Moraine Valley also offers an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) for students who do not meet English language requirements for academic programs. Students can utilize the training as a stand-alone program, or they can transfer into an academic program after completing the coursework.
Moraine Valley Community College has guaranteed admission agreements with top universities. Many Moraine Valley Community College students transfer to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago, and Northwestern University. Students also transfer to many other top institutions all over the country.
Moraine Valley Community College does not require IELTS or TOEFL tests for admission. Students take a placement test upon admission and are placed in the appropriate English language or academic courses. Students are not required to take an ACT or SAT for admission, as Moraine Valley work on an open-enrollment system. Students are only required to graduate high school for admission.
An Nhien Pham from Vietnam is studying International Business at Moraine Valley Community College.
The reason I chose the USA is that the USA has a good standard of education. The USA has a strong reputation for teaching and educating all over the world. One of the top three countries that International students choose to start or continue their study. USA has ensured their position through the time with their above standard of facility, technique, and materials which is an important and priority criterion that International students in general and I looking for.